Shimkus Nominates Five from Area to Military Academies


Published on January 11 2014 10:05 am
Last Updated on January 11 2014 10:05 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Congressman John Shimkus has nominated five area individuals to military service academies.

The Congressman nominates, and then the academies make the final determination whether a nominee receives an appointment to attend that academy.

The four military academies that require Congressional nominations are the US Military Academy at West Point, New York...the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado...the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland...and the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

High school juniors, college students or current members of the military who are residents of the 15th District and wish to attend an academy beginning in 2015 can request a nomination packet by writing Congressman John Shimkus, 15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL 62062.  Those packets with complete requirements will be sent out in late summer.  Potential nominees complete applications with the Congressman's office and each individual academy.

The area nominees are Joshua Campbell of Dieterich, nominated to West Point, the Air Force and the Naval Academy...Noah Dart of Newton, to those same three academies...James Davis of Dieterich, nominated to the Air Force Academy...Landon Ghast of Newton, nominated to the Air Force Academy...and Matthew Sefton of Brownstown, nominated to the Air Force Academy.